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Jaakko Hintikka Selected Papers

Lingua Universalis vs. Calculus Ratiocinator:

An Ultimate Presupposition of Twentieth-Century Philosophy

Authors: Hintikka, Jaakko

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R. G. Collingwood saw one of the main tasks of philosophers and of historians of human thought in uncovering what he called the ultimate presuppositions of different thinkers, of different philosophical movements and of entire eras of intellectual history. He also noted that such ultimate presuppositions usually remain tacit at first, and are discovered only by subsequent reflection. Collingwood would have been delighted by the contrast that constitutes the overall theme of the essays collected in this volume. Not only has this dichotomy ofviews been one ofthe mostcrucial watersheds in the entire twentieth-century philosophical thought. Not only has it remained largely implicit in the writings of the philosophers for whom it mattered most. It is a truly Collingwoodian presupposition also in that it is not apremise assumed by different thinkers in their argumentation. It is the presupposition of a question, an assumption to the effect that a certain general question can be raised and answered. Its role is not belied by the fact that several philosophers who answered it one way or the other seem to be largely unaware that the other answer also makes sense - if it does. This Collingwoodian question can be formulated in a first rough approximation by asking whether language - our actual working language, Tarski's "colloquiallanguage" - is universal in the sense of being inescapable. This formulation needs all sorts of explanations, however.

About the authors

Jaakko Hintikka is the author or co-author of thirty volumes and of some 300 scholarly articles in mathematical and philosophical logic, epistemology, language theory, philosophy of science, history of ideas and history of philosophy, including Aristotle, Descartes, Leibniz, Kant, Peirce, The Bloomsbury Group, Husserl and Wittgenstein. He has also been active in international scholarly organizations, most recently as the First Vice-President of FISP, Vice-President of IIP and Co-Chair of the American Organizing Committee of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy. He has been Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal Synthese and the Managing Editor of Synthese Library since 1965.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Contemporary Philosophy and the Problem of Truth

    Hintikka, Jaakko

    Pages 1-19

  • Is Truth Ineffable?

    Hintikka, Jaakko

    Pages 20-45

  • Defining Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth

    Hintikka, Jaakko

    Pages 46-103

  • On the Development of the Model-Theoretic Viewpoint in Logical Theory

    Hintikka, Jaakko

    Pages 104-139

  • The Place of C.S. Peirce in the History of Logical Theory

    Hintikka, Jaakko

    Pages 140-161

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lingua Universalis vs. Calculus Ratiocinator:
Book Subtitle
An Ultimate Presupposition of Twentieth-Century Philosophy
Authors
Series Title
Jaakko Hintikka Selected Papers
Series Volume
2
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-8601-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-8601-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4246-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4754-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 270
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